As the fall colours explode with abundance, even a “colour blind” person like me can see the wonderful contrast that autumn’s magic brings to our countryside. Naturally boulevards in the urban centres are beautified as well, but the magnificence of colour in autumn is certainly best experiences by a ride through the hills of any rural area, or a boat ride along the shores of the lakes and rivers of Canada. It is a time of thanksgiving. A time when family and friends get together for their favourite feast. Canadians tend to lean towards Turkey with all the fixings. It is a time that is caught between seasons, as we say farewell to summer past and enter into the autumn season. Oktoberfests abound, closing golf events, students home from their paces of study with family, families reuniting, new neighbours getting to know one another and a pause to just catch up with family and friends. So a toast to one and all to a great Canadian thanksgiving. Enjoy this time with family and friends. Cheers ! @MolsonFerg
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Suzanne Niles, Chief People Officer, Molson Coors Canada
Wow, it is hard to believe that October is here and Thanksgiving weekend is just around the corner, enjoy your weekend with family and friends.
Cheers, Here’s to responsible choices,
Photo L-R: Steve Ronald-Molson Coors Canada, Mark Sikorski-Molson Coors Canada, Devin Baxter-Molson Coors Canada, Brenda Jackson-SWITCH, Rhonda Korchinski-Molson Coors Canada
The Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health (SWITCH) and Molson Coors Canada teamed up to serve Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, October 10th at SWITCH from 11am – 1:30pm. With help from sponsorship support, a few Molson Coors Canada employees and student volunteers, SWITCH served a free come and go turkey dinner to residents of Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods. “We’re thrilled to be able to help.” says Devin Baxter, Sales Manager Molson Coors Canada and volunteer. “Molson Coors Canada supports making good nutrition available to those who cannot afford it.” What better way than by inviting all of SWITCH’s clients in for a free Thanksgiving dinner?” In addition to lending a helping hand, Molson Coors Canada made a $7500.00 donation to SWITCH.
One of only four student managed primary health care centers in Canada, SWITCH operates an after-hours interprofessional wellness centre which is managed by student volunteers from the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina and SIAST in the disciplines of medicine, nursing, social work, clinical psychology, pharmacy, nutrition, kinesiology, physical therapy, public health, arts and science, educational psychology and dentistry. Students provide clinical, social and program services and are mentored by professionals from those same disciplines and more. Together, they provide holistic health care to residents of Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods. “It’s only natural that as a health care center, we would want to help provide good nutrition for our clients. We’re very grateful for Molson Coors Canada support.” says SWITCH Coordinator Carole Courtney.
As this beautiful Sunday of the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend unfolds, (in Toronto that is…I know northwestern Ontario has had snow…no doubt they are enjoying a warm fire and a good magazine, book or clearing of emails…the west looks pretty chilly and the east still above zero with their autumn Maritime weather) it is great to raise a glass to all that we have to be thankful for. As families, friends, neighbors and acquaintances gather for turkey and trimmings, and a nice cold glass of beer (lots to choose from in the Molson Coors portfolio folks) we can raise a glass to our country Canada, it’s people and the multitude and diverse communities and cultures that it represents. Its also a time of celebration as is sure the case to be at the Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest this weekend. It is just one of the multi cultural events that celebrates heritage from another land but brings it home to Canada as we celebrate together as Canadians in our cultural mosaic. Let us also remember on this weekend those who are less fortunate and who can use a hand out or a hand up to make their day a little more comfortable. I’m mindful of the challenges that food banks across the country face in times of economic difficulty. We can all play a part by making a donation to our local foodbanks. So many can be helped if we channel our efforts this way. Thanks for helping to make a difference for someone in need.
Happy Thanksgiving Canada from all of us at Molson Coors Canada. @MolsonFerg